Lasergrl wrote:Raccoons here grab sleeping chickens and eat the heads, and then the intestines second. I know because when things get killed I set up trail cams. The raccoons will kill just for fun. meaning, they will kill all they can first, THEN eat. So, they will eat the parts they like the best first, head and guts.
I have had possums hunt my chickens as well, but the raccoons are the worst.
I wouldn't doubt a raccoon or a hawk. hawks do usually leave the feathers in a pile eating it on the spot, but Im not sure, if one with a nest would just bring the whole thing to the nest instead.
I so believe raccons will kill chickens. especially the wild raccoons. they do whatever it takes for food.
raccoons (at least mine) seem to like the the worse part of an animal. I got a deer last week. (hit by a car)
hubby gutted it, I started cuting it up, and gave larry some of the good meat of of it. he didn't want it,
but, went nuts over the worse scraps of it
gee, I never thought a possum would kill a chicken. they seem kind of dumb. but, again, whatever it takes for food.
I did find my peacock, and she is fine. I am so happy it was not my peacock's wing.
now, I am trying figure out who's wing I found. it looks like a hawk's wing to me. but, a young one
really weird, I hate not knowing what happend.
thank you for your info, very interesting.